College Basketball Power Index

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The College Basketball Power Index (BPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of performance going forward. BPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Strength of Record (SOR) is a measure of team accomplishment based on how difficult a team's W-L record is to achieve. Game predictions account for opponent strength, pace of play, site, travel distance, day's rest and altitude, and are used to simulate the season 10,000 times to produce season projections. Numbers update daily.

BPI Leader
SOS Leader
Texas Southern
SOR Leader
Notre Dame
1KansasKUBig 124-0120012--
2Wichita StateWICHAmerican4-128024--
3VillanovaVILLBig East4-0330133--
5PurduePURBig Ten4-1513346--
6Notre DameNDACC6-061091--
8North CarolinaUNCACC3-0812514--
9West VirginiaWVUBig 123-19240133--
10XavierXAVBig East4-01018210--
12TCUTCUBig 124-01231241--
15Michigan StateMSUBig Ten2-115143138--
16BaylorBAYBig 125-0161677--
17Virginia TechVTACC4-117308131--
18Saint Mary'sSMCWCC4-01831342--
20MinnesotaMINNBig Ten5-0202014--
21Texas TechTTUBig 125-02120711--
23ProvidencePROVBig East4-12323785--
24Seton HallHALLBig East4-02429428--
25MarylandMDBig Ten5-02528321--


  • BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I teams.
  • SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
  • SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
  • RPI RK: Team's rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).


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